Supergrid group wants more from EC

An integrated European grid would benefit consumers and companies

An integrated European grid would benefit consumers and companies

Friends of the Supergrid (FOSG), a European industrial alliance advocating the creation of a pan-European transmission network, has called for more action to be taken by the European Commission to help develop grid infrastructure.

The alliance welcomes a positive message contained in draft guidelines, released by the Commission this week, on environmental and energy aid for 2014-2020 regarding cross-border energy infrastructure and Projects of Common Interest (PCIs).

FOSG says the development of a pan-European transmission network would help optimise the energy mix across Europe to help reach the EU’s triple 2020 targets. It also points out that an integrated, single European market will also be a prerequisite for achieving 2030 targets and goals.

FOSG believes, however, that these guidelines should not be limited to the PCIs, but should also apply to all cross-border infrastructure projects. It Log in to read complete article.

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